Fay Kanin Dies: Was Emmy Winner, Oscar Nominee

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Created: March 27, 2013 Last Updated: March 27, 2013
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Fay Kanin dies: Longtime screenwriter Fay Kanin died recently, it was confirmed.

Fay Kanin (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

Fay Kanin (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)


LOS ANGELES—Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Fay Kanin has died. She was 95.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed Kanin’s death Wednesday. She served as president of the film academy from 1979 to 1983.

Kanin was nominated for an Academy Award for 1958′s “Teacher’s Pet” alongside her husband and writing partner, Michael Kanin. The film starred Clark Gable and Doris Day.

Fay Kanin was also recognized for her television contributions, winning two screenwriting Emmys in 1974 and another for producing the TV special “Friendly Fire” in 1979.

Details on Kanin’s survivors and cause of death were not immediately available.

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